Upcoming events

    • 14-Jul-2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dutch's Daughter 581 Himes Ave. Frederick, MD 21703
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    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, JULY 5TH

    After a year of self-loathing and an early mid-life crisis, Jess El Zeftway dropped out of law school and became a policy analyst for the Social Security Administration. After another year of soul-crushing paper-pushing, she decided to go back to college and become a professional fundraiser and non-profit do-gooder. Join us in welcoming Jess as she shares with us how what 'looked' like her greatest disappointment led her to a career she loves.

    Whether in business or our personal lives, as women, we are constantly proving ourselves. To succeed, we need to be able to sell ourselves persuasively. Learn the art and science of persuasive public speaking. Come away with:

    1. Techniques to make presentations more dynamic
    2. Inspire those around you
    3. Communicate ideas that matter most

    After fundraising for two universities, Jess came home to Frederick. Her current position with Frederick County Public Libraries has allowed her to build a comprehensive giving program which has been a dream come true. She is the past president of the Western MD chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She also teaches a non-profit leadership class at Hood College where SHE is inspired by the next generation of do-gooders. 


    WE WILL BE FOLLOWING FREDERICK COUNTY COVID-19 REGULATIONS SO PLEASE STAY UP TO DATE ON ANY CHANGES. EACH TABLE WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS TO MAINTAIN DISTANCE. 

    • 11-Aug-2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dutch's Daughter 581 Himes Ave. Frederick, MD 21703
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    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH

    Chances are, if you're struggling to grow your business, you don't know exactly what's wrong. If you did, you'd fix it, right? A good business should operate like an airplane. If your business is engineered correctly and working efficiently, it should solve customer's problems and create profitable revenue. 

    See how the 6 parts of every business (think sales, marketing, leadership, cashflow) correlates to a part of an airplane. If the parts of your business are not functioning correctly, the business will not take off, or worse, will take off and then crash. 

    Once you understand this about your business, everything changes. Join us as Whitney Hahn shows us My Business Report, a newly released tool to help us grow our businesses. With this tool you can:

    1. Uncover where your business is performing well
    2. Know where you need to improve
    3. Get a customized plan for how to fix it

    Attendees will get a link to complete the 12- minute assessment for free and receive a comprehensive report highlighting your business's strengths with a plan to help fix the weaknesses. 

    Whitney Hahn loves asking the hard questions that solve big problems. She is a strategic communications expert at ProvokeBetter.com. Her experience, energy and insights quickly unravel sticky problems. 

    Whitney consults with in-house marketing teams at tech and manufacturing companies to help them leap from cloudy to confident. She is a fractional Chief Marketing Officer for select clients who need marketing guidance and results but do not have a CMO on staff. 

    Whitney serves on the Advisory Board for techfrederick, is an advisor for FITCI startup companies, a council member for Leadership Frederick County, a Certified "Business Made Simple" Coach, and has a Master of Science degree in Business Management and Leadership. 


    WE WILL BE FOLLOWING FREDERICK COUNTY COVID-19 REGULATIONS SO PLEASE STAY UP TO DATE ON ANY CHANGES. EACH TABLE WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS TO MAINTAIN DISTANCE. 

    • 13-Oct-2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ceresville Mansion, 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick MD 21701
    • 43
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    Steps to Success is WBN's premier event of the year and is an event like no other. This year's workshop will be limited to 48 participants. Steps' workshops focus on providing quality educational material. 

    Choose two of our incredibly enlightening break out sessions guaranteed to supply the tools you need, give you the direction you're looking for, and show you great new possibilities for your career and your life! Our professional facilitators will ensure that you leave with a positive action plan and the passion to put it into action! 

    An engaging keynote speech by Monica Pearce of Tenth Ward Distilling Company, delicious continental breakfast, plated lunch, time for networking, and so much more are included. 

    Learn more about about facilitators and register HERE 

    • 10-Nov-2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dutch's Daughter 581 Himes Ave. Frederick, MD 21703
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    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH

    Too often we measure our self-worth according to the standards of others. When we feel inadequate to those standards, we often do more...try to produce more or overcompensate. This has been a particular challenge to women who often believed they had to do more than men to be seen and heard in the workplace. There is a cost to overcompensating - to ourselves and those around us. Join us as Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel helps us see the cost of overcompensating and shows us:

    1. We are still worthy - even if we don't produce
    2. What practices we need to disentangle our worth from our productivity
    3. How to Be Ourselves - we are enough 

    Barbara Kershner Daniel began her ministry with the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ in 2006 after serving congregations for 23 years in Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and hold both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster (PA) Theological Seminary. Pastor Daniel has been awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from Catawba College and served on many UCC boards as well as trustee of Catawba College. 

    She is recognized as a leader in the Frederick Community for her efforts to advocate for social justice. She has lent her compassion and tireless desire for change to organizations such as the Frederick LBGTQ Center, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, the Frederick Area Ministerial Association and led the Frederick City School Supply Drive, which provided more than 2,000 students with needed school supplies in 2021. She is chaplain to Frederick's Junior Fire Company and active in Rotary International, having earned its prestigious Service Above Self award in 2006. 

    Pastor Daniel and her husband, Rev. Kenneth Daniel are proud parents of sons Mark and Christopher. 

    WE WILL BE FOLLOWING FREDERICK COUNTY COVID-19 REGULATIONS SO PLEASE STAY UP TO DATE ON ANY CHANGES. EACH TABLE WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS TO MAINTAIN DISTANCE.